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By: Philip Mbakuuv Ankyhquwa 

The Benue State Executive Council  has approved the request of one of the indicted corporate bodies to refund the N355.9 million to the coffers of the state government noting that the meeting resolved that those who make refunds should not be prosecuted.
Chief Ageh disclosed that Mr. John Weor who was also indicted by the Kpojime Commission of Inquiry had his petition upheld and was reinstated as Permanent Secretary to proceed on terminal leave and retire next month.
A close source to the embattled ex- governor confirmed that, the news of the returned funds unsettled Suswan who has been play hide and seek on Benue. It can be recalled that, Suswan and 52 other people dipped Benue account to the tune of 107 billion in his regrettable eight years in office.
This refund no matter how small it is vindicated Ortom administration and reactivated the confidence people have in his ability to pursue corruption to its hole. Many conscripted PDP followers will now believe that Ortom is not witch hunting their patrons. I have stated in the other post that, contrary to what PDP leftovers say,none of the indicted persons has come out to deny looting. Rather, they are using the courts to bloc their prosecution.
We call on Suswan to also take a bold step by returning our money. It won't pay the state anything to throw a supposed worthy son like him in prison. Let him remember that, he has no other state than Benue. Our votes gave Suswan the opportunities is has using to shortchange us. It is not how many times you fall that is important but how many times you stood up.
Suswan, stand up and bring back our money.
The council was also informed about the Federal Government’s further intervention as budget support fund of N1.3 billion in the first three months and N1.1 billion for nine months subsequently.
It noted the success of the Town Hall meetings particularly the scorecard of the Samuel Ortom administration as rendered by the Governor and the observations of the major stakeholders across the state with particular reference to the payment of salaries and insecurity.

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